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DNA sleuth awarded Curtin Medal
... most of his academic career in the United States, rising
to Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1994 and being named its President in 2003. As 2006 Curtin Medal recipient, Professor Stillman will give an address on his research in the Finkel Lecture Theatre at The John Curtin School of Medical ...
Regardless of global warming, rising CO2 levels threaten marine life
...increasing acidity in the oceans. Ocean acidity is rising
as sea water absorbs more carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from power plants and automobiles. The higher acidity threatens marine life, including corals and shellfish, which may become extinct later this century from the chemical effects o...
Scientists uncover link between ocean's chemical processes and microscopic floating plants
...cientific studies have shown that ocean acidity is rising
100 times faster than ever before, Wingenter said, but this study links the effect of increasing ocean acidity to changes in phytoplankton, which themselves produce "greenhouse gases." "Pronounced changes in some phytoplankton have been observed duri...
UN, industry, others partner to create world standards for e-scrap recycling, harvesting components
...ir-dryers, to name but a few are being trashed in rising
volumes worldwide. Worse, items charitably sent to...gency calculates that the volume of e-scrap is now rising
roughly three times faster than other forms of municipal waste. The total annual global volume of e...
Corals that can fight global warming may one day help fragile reefs
...fortable within a 12-degree temperature range. And rising
global temperatures appear to be threatening their...ralia and East Africa that seeks to understand how rising
ocean temperatures (which are monitored with high-resolution satellite detectors) are related to let...
ICSU and WMO launch the largest polar research program in 50 years
... shown that these regions are highly vulnerable to rising
temperatures. However, meteorological and other regular environmental in-situ observation facilities at the poles are few and it is essential to install more and increase satellite coverage to gain a better overall picture of how rapidly these are...
Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves
...nificant consequence in the Antarctic Peninsula of rising
temperatures is the slow decrease of sea ice and of the planktonic algae that grows underneath. These algae feeds krill, small shrimp-like creatures, and therefore represents the bottom rung on a marine food chain that eventually sustains the iconic...
AGU Journal highlights -- February 23, 2007
1. Ground rising
again at volcano near Naples, Italy Ground deformation data indicates that the Campi Flegrei caldera, near Naples, Italy, is undergoing renewed uplift. Troise et al. report that the volcanic area, which had its last eruption in 1538, started a new...
AAAS releases video and first board consensus statement on climate change
... of glaciers, destabilization of major ice sheets, rising
sea levels, shifts in species ranges, and increased frequency of weather extremes," AAAS President John P. Holdren wrote in a cover letter to town hall attendees. "As droughts, heat waves, floods, wildfires, and severe storms intensify, damages to ec...
Public agrees global warming exists, but divided over seriousness of problem
...ried about. These include both local effects, such rising
sea levels and increased storm activity, and worldwide consequences, such as species extinction. According to Krosnick, the survey will gauge how media coverage that reflects the views of both scientific skeptics and believers influences public opini...
Study verifies more hazardous waste facilities located in minority areas
...00. Hispanic, black and Asian populations all were rising
sharply before and after the facilities moved in. Also during the AAAS meeting, Mohai, Bullard, (Robin) Saha, and Beverly Wright, founding director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice at Dillard University in New Orleans, will relea...
AAAS Panel -- Sustainable aquaculture critical to feed the world
...RANCISCO -- A scientific panel revealed today that rising
global demand for healthy seafood has exceeded wild capture fisheries' ability to provide all fish meals demanded by consumers. Aquaculture -- or the farming of seafood -- is helping to fill the gap between sustainable wild supplies and the public de...
Architectural plan revealed of doomsday arctic seed vault
...a. Secondly, scientists determined the impact of rising
air temperatures on the permafrost, which is norma...raordinary 120 metres into the rock, ensuring that rising
external air temperatures will have no influence on the surrounding permafrost. "Even climate cha...
Adaptation to global climate change is an essential response to a warming planet
TEMPE, Ariz. Temperatures are rising
on Earth, which is heating up the debate over global warming and the future of our planet, but what may be needed most to combat global warming is a greater focus on adapting to our changing planet, says a team of science policy experts writing in th...
Sea level on the rise -- in real and virtual worlds
...cular sea level, may be responding more quickly to rising
carbon emissions than climate scientists have esti... by the IPCC, and that observed sea level has been rising
faster than the models had projected and closely followed the IPCC Third Assessment Report upper lim...
Satellite data vital to UN climate findings
...orrow in Paris, France, and is expected to warn of rising
global sea levels and temperatures. Earth observat...s aboard Envisat and ERS show sea levels have been rising
by three mm a year since the early 1990s. Other evidence of global warming can be found in the me...
More women students choose engineering -- but not as a career
...gilhole, of Loughborough University. As a result, rising
numbers of women engineering students have failed to translate into an equivalent increase in those taking up the profession for a living. The study, which involved finding out students' views before, during and after an industrial placement, throws ...
Scientists develop method to find genetic basis for plant variation
...vern the process in which sodium is prevented from rising
out of the plant's roots. Further experiments showed that AtHKT1 is genetically associated with sodium tolerance, which could help explain why the gene is found in coastal populations where there may be elevated salt levels. "It could just be a ...
Study: Living coral reefs provide better protection from tsunami waves
... destruction." Because coral reefs are dying from rising
ocean temperatures, increasing ocean acidity, and direct human damage, Oppenheimer said the findings offer yet another reason to protect these fragile offshore ecosystems. "This study shows yet another way that protecting the environment relates to...
Experts advise world policies to cope with causes, rising consequences of creeping desertification
...uch of this human movement. Spain and Italy have rising
numbers of migrants from northwest Africa arriving on their most accessible coasts while the United States is embroiled in debate on building a wall along its Mexican border. Creating livelihoods, preserving traditional knowledge A major confere...
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